King of the Hill Revival: Hulu orders new episodes of Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ animated series

A King of the Hill revival is happening at Hulu with Mike Judge, Greg Daniels, and original cast members returning for more backwater comedy.

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Grab yourself a six-pack and refill your propane reserves because a King of the Hill revival is happening at HuluKing of the Hill creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels recently formed a new animation studio called Bandera Entertainment, which already includes more than a dozen animated series in various stages of development. Bandera Entertainment is also looking to launch live-action offerings as well. Judge and Daniels are returning to executive produce King of the Hill, with Saladin Patterson showrunning. The original voice cast also returns, including Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Stephen Root, Pamela Adlon, Johnny Hardwick, and Lauren Tom.

“We are all so excited to welcome back Hank, Peggy and Bobby, and to see what they have to say about the world we live in and continue the conversations we began years ago,” said Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television streaming originals. “This show has all of the perfect ingredients to meet this moment in animation at Hulu, and we’re so thankful to be having those conversations alongside this talented group.”

The renewed partnership comes 25 years after Fox launched King of the Hill on its network. For the King of the Hill revival, Daniels and Judge are partnering with YouTube head of originals Dustin Davis on the new roster of projects that includes Netflix’s Bad Crimes, starring Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus. Bad Crimes hails from Nicole Silverberg (Full Frontal With Samantha Bee) and is described as an “adult animation dark comedy procedural.”

“We were very excited to go into different tones and different styles and try to expand the animation art form,” Daniels tells The Hollywood Reporter in January“We’re in a golden age for content, right? That’s animation, too. That was one of the things we were talking about in founding the company: “Let’s push animation into all these different genres.”

With shows like Bob’s BurgersThe Simpsons, and Family Guy renewed for two seasons each at Fox, several of animation’s most popular shows are standing tall among the competition. King of the Hill is beloved by millions of viewers, and I’ve no doubt fans will be thrilled to hear the Hill family will return for my BBQs, beers, and bawdy comedy.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.